Friday, June 28, 2013

June Flamingo Four

For this month's Flamingo Four, we were given:

I decided to create a frame with a bit of a "textured" look to it.  I painted the frame with a base coat of yellow paint, and let it dry.  Then I used the snowflake mask across the face of the frame and applied the pink paint to it.  After that layer dried, it was a bit too bright for me, so I watered down some apricot colored paint and did a light coat across the whole thing, then follwed that up with a watered down whitewash coat as well.  Once I had it toned down, I decided to cut the stick off of the paper flower and adhered the "Life is in Bloom" saying to the front.  I adhered that to the frame and tucked the "Beautiful" metal embellishment behind the flower to create a little cluster in the bottom corner.  Now, all I need to do is find the right picture to put in it!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Found Inspiration - Flamingo Scraps

Hi Flockinistas!
It's Alicia, here again with another layout using Heidi Swapp's Serendipity line.  :)  Sometimes, inspiration comes from the strangest places.  While flipping through a magazine, last fall, this ad really something that caught my eye, so I kept it in a binder so I could refer back to it when the time was right.

Initially, I thought that it would be the ombre effect of the blue pellets that would be my jumping off point, but when I saw the "sun rays" in the yellow Heidi Swapp Serendipity paper, it brought this ad to mind,and I had to dig it out.

I traced the lines of the "rays" with a yellow marker to define them a little better, without making them standout too much.  In place of the product in the ad, I flipped the design and placed my picture on the right side, instead of the left.  The letters that I dug out of my stash for the main part of my title play on the ombre effect, like the pellets in the ad.

Here is the side-by-side comparison... not an exact replica, but you can definitely see the inspiration that was sparked by the ad. 

Products used in this layout:

Don't forget to always be on the look out for inspiration!  
Until next time!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Week 13 - Serendipity - Flamingo Scraps

Hello All!
I am back with another Project Life spread.  This time it is for Week 13 of 2013, which was the week leading up to, and including Easter!  For this spread, I used the Serendipity line of papers from Heidi Swapp to set the color scheme for the week.
Here are the shots of both sides together, including an insert - it is a cute bunny that the boy brought home from school!)

I just love how the colors of this Serendipity line go so well with so many spring activities.  The pink banner on the close up of the Easter basket is from a scrap of the Heidi Swapp Color Pop banners that I had left over from another project.  The heart on the picture of my husband and son is one of the Pink Paislee Portfolio Ephemera.

The "fun" on the top left picture is from the Pink Paislee Artisan Words, and it is colored with Color Shine in Tropicana Teal .  I used one of the Heidi Swapp Color Magic notes as the base for the title "Dyeing Eggs" and used her Color Shine Sprays to give it an ombre look.  The little envelope on the second row is by Webster's Pages, and there are more of the Pink Paislee Portfolio Ephermera on the bottom two pictures and the pink polka dot heart is cut from another section of the leftover Color Pop banner

Just because I love it's character, here is a close up of the boy's bunny that I adhered to some of the Heidi Swapp paper to help it stay in the page protector.

Suzanne has a great sale going on the Pink Paislee Portfolio kits!  I love this line and keep coming back to it time after time.  I have included links to all of the great products I used to get this look and they are all available in the store at Flamingo Scraps!
Until Next Time!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Quick Frame - Flamingo Scraps

Hello Flock Fans!
Alicia here, and I am back with a quick frame idea.

First, I coated the whole frame with a coat of pink paint, then let it dry.  I then cut this great polka dot paper from the Heidi Swapp Serendipity line to size, inked all of the edges with Prima Chalk ink in Attic Dust, and adhered it to the wooden frame using a little Modge Podge and a foam brush.  I made sure to give it a good coating and let it dry.
I used my circle punch to create the different layers of the flower and inked those edges with Attic Dust as well and then distressed the edges and layered them, finishing the flower off with a rhinestone in the middle.  For the banners, I took two of the Heidi Swapp Color Pop Banners, and sprayed them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine and then layered them together and adhered them to the frame.  I finished it off by adding the sentiment with some random letter stickers I had in my stash.  It came together pretty quickly, I just had to do a little waiting to let things dry.
Make sure you check out the Flamingo Scraps store to pick up some of this great Heidi Swapp stuff before it is all gone!!
Until next time!